Saturday, 29 December 2012

"The Other Side" by Jahna Sebastian single out now

Fortune Favors the Brave
"The Other Side" single out now
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Monday, 17 December 2012

Jahna Sebastian 'The Other Side' net music video

Here is my new music video I put together for my song "The Other Side" special thanks to my Mother for filming parts of it

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

A day that changed my life: how #running away from neo-nazis turned me into a martial arts and health freak

One day in spring 2002 I went into Arbatskaya underground station in Central Moscow. I was 15 at the time and it was the area where I lived and grew up in. As I walked along the train platform on a huge marble hall I raised my head and saw three young people dressed as neo-nazis with metal bars (possibly from construction sites) in their hands and hate written all over their faces as their eyes met mine. I was about ten meters away and within split second I turned around and ran as fast as I could. They chased me as I manuevred between the marble pillars at some point a few inches away from the gap. It was pick hour time when many people were going home from work, but everybody minded their own business switching off from 9-5 mode and paid no attention to the chase happening in front of them. A lone policeman was checking some man's documents and was just as indifferent as I saw when I glanced at him while running past and no one helped me, but the sea of crowd entering the escalator going up on the way was my only escape! In Moscow at the time of pick hour it is that type of concentration of people when even sardines stuffed in a can would happily boast about their freedom. So I dived in and the neo-nazi folks were left behind without a meal ticket. Mind you, all of that was happening within a few seconds, but felt like a thousand years or a moment when the bullets in the Matrix slow down and fall in front of Neo and as the escalator took me up my heart was beating at a drum&bass bpm rate.

When I came home I was exhausted and just shocked. There was no point in going to police station for the policemen were the ones that have been checking my documents regularly for years explaining that by "searching for terrorists" and that I sure looked like an immigrant from "those places", well, in a country where I was born, ehem. So I didn't see Russian police as my best friend. but I needed to find a way to face my fear and protect myself! It was a day that began my transformation from a chubby teenager who was munching on chocolate and biscuits whenever possible and skipping PE lessons for years at school into a fighter. 

That day I decided I wanted to start martial arts as soon as possible. My Mom knew a kickboxing coach who led a secret Chechen group which I joined immediately. It was not advertised anywhere and all members were personally invited through personal contacts. I was the only female in group of about 30 Muslim Chechen males aged six to mid forties. Soon my coach Arbi had a two hour conversation with me about food and simple rules that make you healthier and obviously improve your stamina and make you an all-around balanced human, balancing your body and spirit. As I was determined to become a super fit fighter and after hearing his explanation, I realized how much poison I was putting into my body and that it would on top of that prevent me from becoming anything close to my new aspiration - the Shaolin Warrior. The following day I gave up eating red meat and within a month - chicken. I stopped all junk food, minimized sugar intake (we don't need it that much!) and learned about different foods and their effect on the body. At first I had to exercise my will power to turn away from kebabs on the table when everyone else was saying: "Mmmmmm, yummmy! ". There were not many vegetarians in Russia, in fact if you were to say you don't eat meat, a few people would suggest that "you should leave this crazy vegetarian sect that will make you die young and these vegetarians dominate the world!". OK.

At "Combat" fight club, Arbat, Moscow, 2004

Then after the group moved to another area, which was too far for me, I found another fight club, called "Combat" in the area, just after I turned 16. I joined Muay-Thai and then started attending other classes on top of that, because I learned that physical growth only starts when you train at least three times every week. It got to a point when I was training five-six days every week, two hour sessions.

I did get bruised up, especially on the first few months, killing of the nerves and my body was all in pain, had a black eye, traumatized my knee and got hit in a jaw at one point when I was about 17 in such a way that I couldn't open my mouth fully or move the jaw for a whole week, so was on a boxer's diet - semolina porridge.

I also fought in a cage in front of a few thousand people with the Champion of Russia in Muay-Thai on a massive rave in a club called "Zona" (literally, the zone). I will tell about that later ...

"Fame Money Game" video

 "No Illusions" video

and one of my dreams is still to go to Shaolin Monastery in the future and study Kung Fu as you should only start doing Kung Fu after years of doing other martial arts!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Stay Afloat - O.B.S Feat Jahna Sebastian music video NEW!!!

Music Video: Stay Afloat - O.B.S Feat Jahna Sebastian

Filmed,Directed and Edited By Platinum Visuals.
Recorded and Mixed @ Just4beats Recording Studios and Multivizion Music, London
Camera Man: Damon Richards
TWITTER @platinumvisuals @jahnasebastian @just4beats @damonrichards

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Jahna Sebastian 'Running' SpitFire on KicoTV new single

NEW!!! "Running" by Jahna Sebastian on @KicoTV SpitFire session special premiere

directed by Trophy
written, performed, produced, arranged and mixed by Jahna Sebastian
#Spitfire #Running

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

"The Other Side" Jahna Sebastian

My new single "The Other Side" which I have written, produced, performed, recorded and mixed in my studio Multivizion Music

Friday, 7 September 2012

Jahna Sebastian EPK 2012 _ A journey in music and performing arts

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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Jahna Sebastian at Manchester Carnival 2012 DAY 2 PICS

One day 2 of Caribbean Carnival on Manchester it was a blessing to share the stage with reggae legend Frankie Paul, who was the headline and meet other great artists, musicians. 

Jahna Sebastian and Frankie Paul
Jahna Sebastian, producer Negus Esh and reggae artist Diego Flex
Jahna Sebastian, rapper Baratone, Zipparah Tafari ("Where Me Keys, Where Me Phone") and Lennie (Coolshade Records)
Jahna Sebastian, rapper Baratone, Zipparah Tafari ("Where Me Keys, Where Me Phone") and Lennie (Coolshade Records)

Jahna Sebastian, producer Negus Esh and Diego Flex

Saturday, 25 August 2012

CARNIVAL SPECIAL: Jahna Sebastian "Tell Me" new dancehall

As we are approaching Notting Hill Carnival, let's get into the right mood! Brand new dancehall tune on Coolie Gal riddim and you know, the sound of it also resonates with my Indian roots, seen!
A bit of story behind my reggae and dancehall roots
I first recorded dancehall back in 2004 when I was a part of the first Russian dancehall act - the group called "Muzungu", I remember the first time we performed at Bob Marley Festival together in 2005 and we had a live set up with sexy dancers, we were the only ones doing it among old school roots reggae heads who's sound was mostly inspired by Jamaican reggae of the 70's. The crowd was clearly divided into two groups: one half got into the rhythm immediately shaking their dreadlocks and/or booty and another half of Russian rastas with a "positive attitude" was just standing there with there mouths and eyes wide open like WTF? Of course, after we got the right amount of hate to prove that we made history, other dancehall singers/groups appeared and grew fast like magic mushrooms in Russia especially since I left Russia in 2006.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

"Hunger for Love" by Jahna Sebastian (reggae)

Check out one of my latest tunes "Hunger for Love"

Jahna Sebastian live at Vibe Bar "Emancipation II" August 20th 2012

It was a great night at Vibe Bar on August 20th at Plugged in Switched On and I really enjoyed performing there and checking out other talented artists showcase their music. Watch the video of me performing one of my tunes "Emancipation II", which is very special to me as it comes from a very deep place in my heart inspired by experiences I have had in my life circa 2007/2008 when I found real freedom physically and spiritually and then wrote the song for my album "Emancipation EP". This version is the most current version which I have re-worked in 2011 with a different instrumental I have produced.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Jahna Sebastian performed at Caribbean Carnival of Manchester 2012, Day 1 PICS

I performed on both days at Caribbean Carnival in Manchester on August 11th and 12th. I met many great artists and it was a superb experience with thousands of people really coming together united by the music and culture.

Check out the pics from Day 1:

Monday, 6 August 2012

Jahna Sebastian at Leicester Caribbean Carnival 2012 (PICS)

I performed at Leicester Caribbean Carnival on August 4th. It was my first time in Leicester and a brilliant occasion to visit the city, I really enjoyed it. There were many talented performers, it was lively and colorful, of course I love Caribbean food and I had plenty of rice&peas and fried fish! Check out the pics below and the video is coming soon.

Soundcheck before it started



Jahna Sebastian and P.Nology in the studio 31.07.2012 (VIDEO)

I was recording rapper P.Nology in my studio Multivizion Music a few days ago collaborating on some new music, check out the video below:

P.Nology (Perry Devonish) is a British music artist based in Coventry and London. As a young Devonish influenced by his older cousin and World Olympic Athletic Gold medallist ‘Marlon Devonish’, there can be no such thing as not being on point for P.Nology. P.nology is known for his addictive catchy hooks and a unique melodic delivery with his distinctive gravel-stone voice and fiery but smooth stage presence. From Performing in Japan at the Hiroshima Peace Festival, to touring within Spain not forgetting sharing the stage with artist such as KRS 1, Ninja Man, Kano, Jamelia & Skinnyman just to name a few. P.Nology has satisfied high expectations and is regarded by many as one of the UK's brightest talents. 

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Friday, 25 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Jahna Sebastian performance + party in Coventry with Lexeye (Offlicence), Stylo G, P.Nology, Sir Vennom//PICS

I had a great time in Coventry again! Check out pics from the event at Clique Bar in Coventry where I performed alongside P.Nology (aka Perry Devonish - Kelly Rowland loved him on X Factor!) and Stylo G ("Call Mi a Yardie", "Swagga Dem" ),DJ Sir Vennom, rapper "Lexeye" (Offlicence) was there, we had a great chat and the vibe was amazing! I also went to Kasbah before that for Drum&Bass/Dubstep night and saw Camo&Krooked live, it was massive. Much love to Coventry

P.Nology, Stylo G, Jahna Sebastian
"Lexeye" (Offlicence) and Jahna Sebastian

"Lexeye" (Offlicence) and Jahna Sebastian

Jahna Sebastian, Stylo G, P.Nology

Jahna Sebastian, DJ Sir Vennom